Measure R Extension, Expo Line Suit, Union Station Plan, 6th Street Viaduct, Beverly Hills Subway, 2013 TIGER & More

APTA: As Gas Prices Mount, Transit Savings Approach Historic Highs
Transportation Nation

Beutner, Garcetti, James, Perry And Greuel On CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

Beverly Hills Fights Subway Tunnel Under BHHS

California High-Speed Rail Chief: Projects Often Lack Sure Funding
Sacramento Bee

California Lawmakers In No Rush On High-Speed Rail Bonds

Could State Transportation Agencies Accused Of Patent Infringement Use Constitution As Defense?
Huffington Post

Court Dismisses Expo Line Challenge
Santa Monica Daily Press

House Defies Veto Threat, Passes Drill-And-Drive Extension
StreetsBlog DC

In California, Economic Gap Of East vs. West ("Communities all along the state’s coastline have largely bounced back from the recession, some even prospering with high-tech and export businesses growing and tourism coming back. At the same time, communities from just an hour’s drive inland and stretching all the way to the Nevada and Arizona borders struggle with stubbornly high unemployment and a persistent housing crisis.")
New York Times

In State Of The City, Villaraigosa Calls For Extending Measure R
Los Angeles Wave

Is A 2013 TIGER Program Funded In Senate Draft Budget?
Transportation Issues Daily

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Vows To Build Sepulveda Pass Rail Link, Complete Wilshire Subway 13 Years Early
LA Weekly

Mayor Pushing For Measure R Extension To Build 12 Transit Projects In 10 Years
Curbed LA

Mayor Wants Tax Hike Extension To Fast Track Subway: A Permanent Measure R, The Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase, Would Expedite The City's Transportation Projects
Westwood-Century City Patch

Measure R: Mayor Villaraigosa Asks Taxpayers To Keep Funding His Subway Dreams
LA Weekly

Metro Committee Recommends To Board: Tunnel Under BHHS
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Offers Free Fare For New Expo Line Opening
USC Annenberg TV News

Metro To Explore The Future Of Union Station; Make A Plan For Change By 2050
Blog Downtown

More Political Games On Federal Transportation
Mobilizing The Region

New Rail Line Set To Run From Downtown To Westside Opening In April ("A station in Culver City is slated to open in summer 2012 and will serve as the western-most point of the Expo Line. That is, until a Santa Monica station opens during phase 2 in 2016.")
NBC Southern California

New Renderings For Farmers Field Released
View From A Loft
New Farmers Field Project Renderings
Farmers Field via Facebook

Opinion: Don't Stop Supporting The Westside Subway Extension
Beverly Hills Patch

Redesigning LA's Sixth Street Viaduct (audio : "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offers his thoughts on why the city opened up the challenge to a wider audience. But what should the bridge look like? Advocacy groups like Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) are pushing for an ambitious design. Alex Ward, architect and chair of FOLAR, describes his vision for the new bridge. It’s not unusual for cities to use competitions to attract innovative and high-level public architecture. Gary Lee Moore is LA's City Engineer and explains how the City of LA plans to select its designer for the $400 million project.")

Senate Budget Restores Some Sanity To Transportation Programs
Transportation For America

S.F. Meters Won't Be Free On Sundays: Muni Board Also Approves Free Transit Passes For Low-Income Youth
Bay Citizen

Should We Use Effectiveness Or Fun To Build Transit Ridership?
Transportation Issues Daily

The Soulvine: Showdown At The MTA Corral
Los Angeles Wave

Speaker Perez Strongly Endorses Funding HSR In 2012
California High Speed Rail Blog

Tests Start Monday On Orange Line North-South Extension ("West San Fernando Valley motorists are urged to be careful Monday as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority begins testing buses on the Orange Line north-south extension near Canoga Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Devonshire Street. The busway's four-mile extension would run north-south between Canoga Park and the Metrolink/Amtrak Station in Chatsworth. It is expected to open in June.")
Los Angeles Daily News

TIGER IV Over-Requested By $9.7 Billion
Transportation Issues Daily

Villaraigosa Doubles Down On Transit Legacy In State Of The City Address
LA Observed

Villaraigosa Speech Focuses On Transit Issues, Not L.A. Budget Woes
Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa Wants Extension Of Measure R Sales Tax On Ballot
Los Angeles Independent

Villaraigosa's Legacy Rides On Transit Plan: The Los Angeles Mayor Wants Voters To Help Break The Impasse Over His Bid To More Swiftly Build A Rail Network
Los Angeles Times

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